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killing 27 others at the school. they say lanza still had a lot of unused ammunition friday when he killed himself as police approached. school officials soon have to decide when classes should resume and where they should be held. to get the latest, cbs news reporter erica ferrari joins us live from newtown, connecticut, with the latest on president obama's appearance. erica. >> reporter: behind closed doors, the president reportedly told the governor of connecticut that friday was the single most difficult day of his presidency. >> charlotte, daniel, olivia... >> reporter: the tears flowed freely as the people of newtown, connecticut, remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation.
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>> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they were innocent babies. and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been word. adam lanza had enough bullets to kill every child in the school. >> high capacity magazine for the rifle, all right, and multiple magazines for the rifle, and multiple magazines for both handguns. >> reporter: lanza reportedly ducked into a room and killed himself when he heard police arriving. for their bravery, the police received a standing ovation at sunday's memorial service. and officials here have not yet decided whether or not they will ever reopen this sandy hook elementary school. in newtown, connecticut, erica
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ferrari, back to you. >> thank you. now there is a new challenge facing schoolteachers all across the country today as they face nervous and frightened students looking for reassurance and answers following friday's shooting. but how should we communicate with our children about it? san francisco's unified school district is one of many all across the bay acknowledging the difficulty educators and students have. mayor ed lee and the superintendent released a statement letting our schools know there will be counselors available today to help anyone deal with trauma and stress. the images of last friday's newtown school shooting throughout the country have also hit us here at home. a psychologist tells us younger children will have a hard time understanding. >> so for those children it's really important to try and limit their exposure to these events all the news coverage and to more importantly to reassure to them the safety of their environment. >> older children will have a
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better understanding and will want to know more specifics. dr. berry says be western open them and stress that this is an isolated incident. president obama told mourners that parents, educators, law enforcement and mental health experts need to join forces to prevent tragedies like this in the future. gun control was a big issue in the early 1990s when congress enacted a 10-year ban on assault weapons. that ban expired in 2004. some democrats are calling for new gun control legislation and california senator dianne feinstein has a bill in the works. >> it will ban the sale, the transfers the importation, and pot session not retroactively but -- and the possession not retroactively but prospectively, and ban big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets. >> but the national rifle association has opposed laws like that. and that's a big reason gun control has been a low key
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issue in recent years. people attending religious services have been trying to make sense of the events in connecticut even as they pray for the victims. parishioners gathered at a st. mary's cathedral -- at st. mary's cathedral yesterday in san francisco. some of people are feeling anger and other emotions that lead them to question god. >> our faith is shaken occasionally but that's why it's so important to have a strong faith and to remain consistent in our faith in good times so that when difficult times such as these come about, we can fall back and rely on that faith. >> church leaders at st. mary's say there are no easy answers. they say above all, it's important simply to talk about it and for continuing coverage of this story you can visit our website, cbssf.com. there's developing news in san francisco. we first told you about it a few minutes ago. police confirm there's been a home invasion and robbery in the taraval neighborhood. cate caugiran says the family was tied up. >> reporter: we confirmed
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details. we want to show you that police are still here on scene at the 1600 block of sloat avenue. now, sfpd just got off the phone with us. they said it happened at 3 a.m. they got a call about a home invasion. family says they were tied up. they are not sure what was taken at the time. we not victims were not injured. but they were robbed. again, we're not sure how much property was taken from the home or how many people were home at the time. again, police are still on scene and brian, want to make note that this is an ongoing investigation. officers are looking for three male suspects. that's all the information we are able to confirm. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. time now is 5:06. for another look at weather and traffic, we'll did to meteorologist lawrence karnow and we're talking -- -- we'll go to meteorologist lawrence karnow and we're talking about -- it's warm in here today! what's going on? >> if you are coming to our studio this morning, ladies and
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gentlemen, you have no problems. >> nice and toesy. >> this is unusual. >> today is very, very warm. but it is very wet outside in spots today as we are seeing scattered showers this morning. heading out this morning, the roads are slick out there. be very careful. as we've seen very low-level moisture moving in. but bringing in lots of heavy drizzle, some light showers outside. taking you toward the east bay you can see some of that there near berkeley and also near oakland but it's scattered and that's what we're going to see throughout the morning hours and tapering off this afternoon the still it is a wet and breezy start to the day. some of those winds 17 miles per hour into fairfield. out over the bay skies mostly cloudy, continuing to see some of those light showers at this time. the temperatures aren't too bad. mainly into the 50s outside but we have our own reporter out there right now, elissa harrington out there in the storm. how's it look out there right now? >> reporter: well, good morning. it's been raining on and off throughout morning. right now it's drizzling but traffic is moving smoothly as drivers head over the bay bridge, although it is very soggy out there.
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now, here's some video taken from last night and early this morning. people are of course breaking out the umbrellas and rain jackets. these showers will continue through the morning but should clear up by the afternoon. conditions on the bay bridge are wet with some large puddles as drivers approach the entrance. there is also a sign out warning of flooding. traffic is running smoothly but there are also some wind gusts. there's a small craft advisory in effect which means that the winds could create some dangerous waves for boaters. there's also a chance of some isolated showers tomorrow and more rain on thursday. now, drivers when the roads are wet like this always play it safe. again it will continue raining throughout the morning commute. so go slow. be alert. and leave some room between you and the vehicle this is front of you. reporting live at the bay bridge, elissa harrington, cbs 5. and speaking of the wet weather, how is the rain impacting the morning commute? >> well, usually we ask you. >> right. >> but this morning it's gianna. how are you? >> you know, it's getting busy out there. there's a couple of things to
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look out for. live look at conditions along 580 as you work your way westbound towards pleasanton. slick surfaces. we have reports of a big rig on fire briefly. they were able to put it out quickly. it's over to the right shoulder westbound 580 at san are moan boulevard. so you might find some activity there. may slow you down just a bit. jumping to our maps right now we're seeing green on our sensors, traffic okay there. highway 121 silverado trail shut down between stonecrest drive and hagen road. that's due to an accident that may have hit a power pole. there are lines down in the road so lots of activity. in the meantime use [ indiscernible ] for alternates. elsewhere, no accidents to report in marin county. so far, so good as you work your way into san francisco.
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880 okay northbound to the maze. that's a look at traffic. back to you guys. >> you can track the storm anytime with our live high-def doppler radar on our website, cbssf.com/weather. time now 5:09. good news for holiday travelers. prices at the pump are easing up. >> and preventing another pipeline disaster the key vote taking place this week. >> and forget the sleigh. why these santas prefer bikes instead. ,, ,,,,,,,, [ woman #1 ] i can't believe it's finally here!
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shoppers in rome got a specl treat: hundreds of cyclists dressed as santa b around the city's famous welcome back. well, some lucky christmas shoppers in rome got a special treat. hundreds of cyclists dressed as santa biked around the city's landmarks. the santa wannabes are trying to raise money for children's cancer charities yesterday and the nice weather ensured a good turnout. the santas aren't sure if they reached a new world record. but they had a great time regardless. critical mass christmas style. all right. with more on traffic, let's go over to gianna in the traffic center with the latest. >> liz, it up very much. let's jump over to the bay bridge. we are dealing with wet weather this morning so slick surfaces as you hit the roadways.
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here's a live look at conditions. so far traffic very light heading toward the toll plaza, no delays up the incline and clear across the upper deck into san francisco. no delays on the lower deck heading out of san francisco into oakland. a couple of accidents, westbound 580 at san ramon boulevard, we have a wreck big rig involved at one point it was on fire. they got it out quickly but they are going to need a big rig tow to get it out of the road so they may shut down a lane to do that. but as of now lanes are open. all activity off to the seed and green there. so not causing too many delays as of yet. in fact, as you work your way out of the altamont pass only 15 minutes now westbound 580 to 680 so so far traffic is moving okay in both directions. a little sluggish on the eastbound side through livermore. we have been monitoring this trouble spot in napa. highway 121 silverado trail is closed between stonecrest and hagen due to downed power lines. lots of activity. they are expected to open things hopefully by 7:00. so still almost about two more hours on that closure. everything else though fairly quiet. we just checked in with chp a
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few minutes ago. those two accidents along 580 in napa, other than that things looking good. that's the golden gate bridge into san francisco. 880 has been an okay ride this morning outside of some wet roads. we are not seeing any troubles or delays along 880. 237 westbound same story between 880 and the 101 about a six-minute ride and, of course, if you want to avoid any of the wet weather you can as you use mass transit. bart, ace, muni, caltrain and your ferries, everything running on time right now and a quick check of the south bay. a live look at our sensors here northbound 101 still look good through san jose as well as 280. but again, all that wet roadway -- or those wet roads causing problems. >> a little slick out there this morning to begin with. things will improve toward the afternoon. but right now a lot of low- level moisture moving onshore so you're seeing drizzle and light showers continuing scattered about the bay area right now. you can see in our latest doppler radar images you can see the scattered showers popping up all around from the north bay to the south bay and the central bay you name it
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scattered showers continuing. taking you to a closer look some of the rainfall continuing toward milpitas. this afternoon, maybe beginning to see things break up a little bit. out the door right now, showers, breezy, winds to 17 miles per hour in fairfield. temperatures not bad 50s for the most part. this afternoon, slight chance of a widely scattered shower. but we'll be drying things out in the afternoon. we'll see some sunshine in between the clouds. and temperatures in the 50s, maybe even some low 60s. but another cold system in the bay area. clouds on the back side, the air will sweep into the bay area the next couple of days. we have some very chilly nights coming in our direction. all right. here we go. you've got some scattered showers and the latest forecast models spreading through the bay area. by the afternoon things begin to break up and then it looks like we'll start to slowly clear things out a little toward the afternoon hours and dry out. so as skies clear out that cold air is in place. it's going to be chilly tonight. traveling out of sfo could be delays due to early showers.
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temperatures in the upper 50s. across the country 73 degrees in houston, 48 and cool in denver, 45 degrees in chicago. you have some rain in new york 54 degrees. around the bay area, we'll keep those temperatures mainly in the 50s and couple of low 60s. the next few days may watch the weather settle down a bit. frosty temperatures tonight and tomorrow night very cold. but then stormy weather could make a return on thursday staying unsettled and possibly wet right into the weekend. back to you. >> thank you. a group of fishermen in santa cruz make it off their sinking boat in santa cruz alive. six men set sail yesterday when their 18-foot boat started taking on water. they called for help, took an hour for rescuers to find them. everybody on board made it out safely and uninjured. more bay area headlines. the san francisco deputy accused of robbing a bank will be back in court today. police say that phillip tonge held up a bank of america branch in the richmond district
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in november. he allegedly handed the teller a note saying he was armed. investigators used video to identify him and matched his fingerprints with the ones on the note. and three people are in custody in connection with the murder of two teenaged girls in east oakland. according to investigators, the two adults and juvenile were arrested after one made admissions connect the trio to the murders. -year-old bobby sartain and raquel gerstel were killed. a man in indiana is facing serious charges after he allegedly threatened to kill people at an elementary school near his home. police found 47 guns and about $100,000 worth of ammunition. inside the cedar lake home of von meyer. he now faces charges of felony intimidation. two police officers are dead and the search for their killer is under way in topeka, kansas. the officers were responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle when they were shot
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yesterday outside a grocery store. investigators say they are looking for a 22-year-old man, although they have not revealed the suspect's name or a possible motive. in the nation's capital this morning, there are signs that we may not step off the dreaded "fiscal cliff." sources say a new proposal from republican house speaker john boehner includes tax hikes on people making more than a million dollars a year. boehner was previously opposed to any tax hikes on the wealthy. president obama and congressional democrats have been calling for higher taxes on those making at least a quarter of a million dollars. chevron says it is installing a different kind of piping at its richmond refinery that should prevent fires like the one back in august. according to the "san francisco chronicle," the piping is made to resist the type of corrosion that's believed to have caused that recent fire. official tests to determine the cause of the fire are not yet complete. thursday, state regulators are expected to approve a plan
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that pg&e says will improve its pipeline safety. the "san francisco examiner" says the plan includes replacement of 185 miles of pipeline segments and automating more than 200 valves. that plan comes two years a pg&e pipeline explode killing 8 people in san bruno. the pain at the pump is easing as gas prices continue to fall. aaa says the statewide average price for a gavel regular is now $3.57. that doesn't sound cheap but at least it's down 24 cents a gallon from mid-november. the highest average price in the bay area is in san francisco at 3.62. that's down 30 cents from a month ago. oakland checks in at 3.51 as does san jose. time now 20 minutes after 5:00. whose defense played better on sunday, the 49ers or the raiders? >> did you catch the game? >> no. >> i did actually. what's going on, i did! >> plus, the buffalo bills have a big week.
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our cbs 5 high-def doppler radar tracking the storms outside right now. just some light scattered showers kind of nuisance rainfall. but if you are heading out
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there, very slick on the roadways. be careful, we have more storms to come. >> and chp working on an accident this morning westbound 580 at san ramon so look out for that, of course, as lawrence said. cold and rainy this morning so use caution on the roadways. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. and there's a big game last night. the 49ers came out on top in a high scoring game in new england. >> and we have the highlights if you happened to missing. colin kaepernick hit randy moss early for a 24-yard touchdown and there it is. the second half, the 9ers took advantage of two new england turnovers in the 3rd quarter kaepernick connecting with crabtree for a touchdown and then the patriots came roaring back from 28 points down. but the 49ers scored 10 more points and won, 41-34. the raiders were at home against the chiefs. oakland was looking for its first win in 7 games. they got three field goals in the first half from janikowski. then there were two more in the second half. runningback darn mcfadden set
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up one of those with a 19-yard run and the defense stopped the chiefs. the final result a shutout 15- 0, raiders. now it's time for the play of the day from chilly upstate new york. this pass from buffalo bills quarterback ryan fitzpatrick was not root on target. watch. >> drills it and another -- >> but randy johnson improvised making a one-handed catched. the bills got the play of the day but they lost the game to seattle 50-17. but they got the play of the day. >> you say that with all the drama of a sports guy. >> pays to diversify these days. why nasa is preparing to crash spacecraft into the moon's north pole today. >> they are innocent babies making it almost incomprehensible. >> it should have been a normal monday morning. instead, a connecticut community prepares to say a final good-bye for the young
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victims of a mass shooting. a live report on what's next for the school coming up. don't forget your rain jacket! a soggy start to the week. we'll show you have live conditions from the bay bridge and talk about how long this rain is supposed to last. ,, [ female announcer ] curls are long lasting when they're nourished. ♪ that's why new dove style + care whipped cream mousse nourishes and conditions to help keep curls well defined and touchably soft. new dove style + care whipped cream mousse. better style through better care.
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i don't think anything is worse than what happened in this school. [ crying ] >> mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow. nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> the president offers prayers and comfort to the victims of the connecticut school massacre and promises to use his power to help. >> we're not doing enough. and we will have to change. >> there are innocent babies and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible.
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>> the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> another mass shooting reignites the debate over gun control. >> the public will not accept as a new normal one of these incidents every month, these mass shootings. >> and a california senator says she will be the one to lead the charge. >> i'm going to introduce in the senate a bill to ban assault wells. >> very slick outside this morning. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> good morning. it's monday, december 17. i'm brian hackney. >>i'm elizabeth wenger. frank and michelle are off. we have our hi-def doppler very busy rain all over the bay area. looks like it's going to be a wet week. >> no morning should begin without your hi-def doppler. let's get a look at it with lawrence karnow. >> what would you do without
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your hi-def doppler? >> i wouldn't want to know. >> it was one of the greatest advances in the bay area when we finally got it here. looks like today we are starting to show more moisture outside just some scattered showers about the bay area. and you can see that rolling on n a lot of low-level moisture. we are seeing some mis, drizzle and light showers at this hour but we do have some pockets that you want to be aware of. you can see some of that moisture near livermore in near the 580. watch out in that direction. continuing to see some of that rain all around the bay area. you will find it inside the bay and oakland and berkeley. we have more storms coming our way. we'll talk about that coming up. >> thank you. in newtown, connecticut the first funerals are planned today for two of the children who were killed. 6-year-old jack pinto and noah pozner. >> the investigators still haven't determined the gunman's motive for fatally shooting his mother at home and then 27
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others at sandy hook elementary school. they say adam lanza still had a lot of unused ammunition as he killed himself when police approached. school officials are trying to determine when to resume classes and where. >> erica ferrari joins us live from newtown where president obama spoke to victims' families and spoke at a public memorial. >> reporter: good morning. behind closed doors, the president told connecticut's governor that friday was the single most difficult day of his presidency. >> charlotte, daniel, olivia... >> reporter: the tears flowed freely as the people of newtown, connecticut remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation.
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>> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they were innocent babies and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been much worse. they say 20-year-old adam lanza had enough bullets to kill just about every child in the school if given enough time. >> high capacity magazine for the rifle, all right, and multiple magazines for the rifle and multiple magazines for both handguns. >> reporter: lanza reportedly ducked in a room and killed himself when he heard police arriving. for their bravery, the police received a standing ovation at sunday's memorial service. [ pause ] >> reporter: officials here haven't decided if they will ever reopen the sandy hook elementary school. in newtown, connecticut, erica
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ferrari, back to you. >> it really is hard to imagine these kids going back to school where this happened. what could be the next step? >> reporter: right. well, there is talk right now that the kids are going to be transferred to a school in a neighboring community about 10 miles away for the time being but first things first. 20 kids ages 6 and 7 have to be buried in this town. and another 6 adults. so i think that the focus right now is on the burials. >> such an awful day. all right. erica ferrari live for us this morning in newtown, connecticut. thank you. well, the school massacre in connecticut presents a challenge for parents and teachers, thousands of miles away. the key question now, how should we communicate with kids about it? cbs reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco with that part of the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brian. the tragic events of last friday have impacted us all and this morning as teachers and students here in the bay area
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go back to school, there are unanswered questions. the san francisco unified school district is one of many acknowledging how hard it will be for educators and students. mayor ed lee and the superintendent released a statement letting our schools know there will be counselors available today to help anyone deal with trauma and stress. the images of last friday's newtown shooting across the country has hit us here at home. psychologists say younger children will have the hardest time understanding it all. >> so for those children it's really important to try and limit their exposure to these ee excellent all the news coverage and to more importantly reassure to them the safety of their environment. >> reporter: older children will have a better understanding and will want to know more specifics. dr. berry says be open with them and stress that this is an isolated incident. we want to make note it's not just san francisco unified school district that will be offering services today. we know that other districts across the bay area will be having counselors on site, as
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well. we're live in san francisco. cate caugiran, cbs 5. president obama told mourners the time has come to find ways to prevent such violent acts in the future. and, of course, gun control was a big issue in the early 1990s. when congress enacted a 10-year ban on assault weapons. now, that ban expired in 2004. some capitol hill democrats are calling for new gun control legislation and california senator dianne feinstein has a bill in the works. >> it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation, and the possession not retroactively but prospectively and it will ban the same for big cliff drums or strips of more than 10 bullets. >> as for the weapons used in friday's shootings, they were legally purchased by adam lanza's mother, who was among the victims. for continuing coverage of this story, you can visit our website, cbssf.com. there is developing news in
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san francisco. a home invasion robbery this morning in the sunset district. police were called to the 1600 block of sloat boulevard at about 3 a.m. they found a family tied up inside their three-story house. the victims weren't hurt but they had been robbed. police say the suspects are three males. investigators are still on the scene at this hour. and we're talking rai and it's about to get colder and more wet. let's check in with meteorologist lawrence karnow. >> it's been chilly. we have cold storms out of the gulf of alaska and, of course, that keeps our temperatures very cold. i think we have some very cold air headed our way. this morning, we are starting out with some scattered showers early on. kind of some nuisance raindrops, not real heavy but we are seeing scattered showers continuing throughout much of the bay area. kind of hit and miss. you can see the speckled green out there as we are seeing light scattered showers and heavy drizzle. it's enough to make it slick if you are traveling outside this
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morning so be careful. behind this though you have all that cold speckled cloud cover that's going to be pushing into the bay area. that's some cold air dropping in our direction so we are going to keep things unsettled and wet. more storms lining up. outside over the bay cloudy skies some light showers there, temperatures in the 50s. storms brewing and more to come of the we feel talk more about that in a moment. first we go to elissa harrington our reporter out there in the elements on the bay bridge. >> reporter: just about five minutes ago we were getting pounded by the rain. right now, just drizzling. so these showers have really been on and off throughout the morning but behind me, drivers are splashing around as they head on to the bay bridge an as they approach, there is a sign warning of flooding and some very large pulledles directly past the toll plaza. so be aware of that if you are take be the bay bridge this morning. it is expected to rain throughout the morning commute. there's some wind gusts and a
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small craft advisory in effect. strong winds could create hazardous waves for boaters. this rain should taper off by the afternoon. until then, drivers, play it safe. we say this every time it rains. but it is definitely worth repeating. slow down and stay alert. live at the bay bridge toll plaza, elissa harrington, cbs 5. well, to get latest on this wet morning commute, see if it's causing any problems on the roads, we'll go to gianna for the latest. >> good morning. we are getting reports of a new trouble spot just as you head to the golden gate bridge southbound 101. mud reported in the right lane may slow you down but once you get on the span of the golden gate bridge traffic is okay into san francisco. elsewhere, we are dealing with a couple of accidents. westbound 580 at san ramon boulevard this is off to the right shoulder. they have not shut down any lanes just yet. they called out tow crews to clear it out of lanes. slight delays as you work your way through there.
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looks like 21 minutes from the altamont pass to 680. past golden gate fields they had a spinout, cleared to the right side of the road. traffic moving okay. you're clear as you work your way towards the bay bridge. highway 121 silverado trail in napa is closed in both directions for downed power lines in the road. that's between stonecrest drive and hagen road. so avoid the area if you can. back to you guys. >> thank you. >> you can what we do at home we track the storm anytime with our live high-def doppler radar at our website, cbssf.com/weather. >> it's the best if the bay area. 5:40 now. it may be the biggest progress yet in talks to avoid the old "fiscal cliff." we'll have a live moneywatch report coming up. >> yeah. the post office braces for a crush of holiday packages. what to expect on the busiest mailing day of the year. today. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy.
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twin spacecraft are poised crash into a mountain near e mo at 2:28 p.m. pacific time nasa's latest moon mission is about to meet a smashing end. spin spacecraft will crash into a mountain after spending a year in orbit. nasa planned the crash to avoid
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striking any apollo landing sites or any other place on the moon with significant importance. the spacecraft known as ebb and flow have been measuring the moon's gravity. we won't be able to see it. this morning stock futures are mixed following the survey of top economists predict modest growth led by rising demand for housing. >> and an election in japan leads to a jump in stock marketing there. we go to ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com who joins us now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, an election win by japan's liberal democratic party boosted japanese markets this morning. tokyo's nikkei added about 1% while hong kong's hang seng lost half a percent. on wall street friday stocks fell as investors wait on a budget deal out of washington. the dow dropped 35 points while the nasdaq lost 20. there is some movement in the negotiations to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." white house and congressional
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aides worked through the weekend after house speaker john boehner offered a new proposal to the president on friday. the proposal includes an increase in taxes on people making more than $1 million a year and in exchange he is asking for one trillion dollars in spending cuts. and diet pepsi is getting a huge makeover next month but the company is already making changes. they have added a new sweetener. diet pepsi contains aspartame which breaks down in heat so they are using a new mix to help it last on shelves longer. it hits stores this month. i have always been coca-cola but i'll give it a try live on the edge. >> did you say they are not supposed to change t taste? >> it's supposed to stay sweeter longer. i have always thought pepsi had a bitter after taste. so maybe they will change that. >> a little sweeter than coke. okay. for other stories we are
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getting to traveling over the holidays, i guess you're going to expect a lot of company if you are hitting the roads. >> it's going to be crowded. a new survey finds that 46% of those traveling for the holidays will be flying. the airline industry is expecting 42 million people will be packing those planes. 48% of the people that are traveling do plan to drive with aaa predicting about 93 million people will hit the roads and the favorite holiday song to listen to while in the car is the classic, white christmas. guys, i like that song the spoof of the 12 days of christmas. the in-laws, lights not work. i laugh when i hear it. >> i'll all for burl ives and have a holly jolly christmas. >> that's a nice one, too. [ laughter ] >> it was a little while ago, ashley. nice seeing you this morning. have a good one, ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com. thanks. all right. you may want to allow for extra
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time if you are going to the post office today. it is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year with a crush of holiday packages. the u.s. postal service predicts a 20% increase in package deliveries compared to last year. that could help the struggling service recover from its recent billion-dollar losses caused by more americans replacing snail mail with email. southwest airlines has a new fee. it will apply to people who fail to use their ticket if they don't cancel first. the discount carrier plans to raise the fees it already charges for early check-in and overweight bags. we have a system brewing in the bay area today. time isn't good. >> right for the commute this morning so slick on the road. we have hit-and-miss showers outside right now. low-level moisture is spreading across the bay area. high-def doppler radar is
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tracking the system as it pushes through. you can see the scattered showers just enough to get roads wet this morning if you are heading out so be careful. we are look at scattered showers continuing right in toward the east bay toward danville and walnut creek. showers along the 680 corridor. watch out for that. more scattered showers toward orinda and more showers on and off throughout the morning but by the afternoon i think we catch a little bit of a break. but this morning a little breezy in spots too. winds gusting to 17 miles per hour. temperatures into the 50s. this afternoon, a chance of showers but really becoming more widely scattered outside. temperatures going to be cool though in the 50s, maybe some low 60s and then it looks like maybe we catch a break in the stormy weather. cold front is going to pass through a little later on but a fairly dry cold front moving by but behind that, we have all that cold air. i think it's going to make for a frosty night the next couple of nights. latest computer models shows you showers scooting through this morning. by the afternoon they begin to taper off. clearing out on the back side and then that sweeps by and skies clearing out for tonight to make for a very cold night
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tonight into tomorrow morning. traveling out of sfo we may see some delays today. watch out for that. temperatures into the 50s. across the country so far not too bad into houston 73 degrees there. 48 expected in denver, 45 chicago, maybe problems with rain in new york. temperatures expected to be in the 50s, maybe some low 60s here. next couple of days going to settle down but rain returns toward thursday, staying unsettled and wet right into the weekend. gianna? >> all right, lawrence. thank you very much. let's jump over to the roads right now. we have a couple of new trouble spots to report. in fact, two separate accidents in the same area. northbound 101 right at mathilda as you work your way into sunnyvale, chp reports two separate accidents with injuries. they have called out fire crews, emergency crews to the scene, as well. so that looks like two lanes are blocked there until further notice. that's north 101 at mathilda avenue as you head into sunnyvale. so we're seeing a backup there according to our sensors. speeds dipping under 40 miles per hour as you head in and around that area so give
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yourself some extra time through there. elsewhere 237 connector as you work your way through 880 and 101 so far, so good not showing problems. elsewhere look at that 101 in the south bay starting to see delays 15 minutes that yellow there indicating that. 280 looking good as well at guadalupe parkway. now we have reports of mud in the road southbound 101 just before you approach the bridge. it is over in the right lane. so that may slow you down a bit. on the bridge that's okay. a bit of abackup on the bay bridge, no metering lights, slow-and-go in the cash lanes. back to you guys. >> thank you. we now have the name of the chp officer killed in a crash while riding his personal motorcycle in solano county. the chp says 38-year-old john [ indiscernible ] died after his motorcycle clipped a pickup truck on highway 12 near fairfield that happened on friday. the impact knocked him off the motorcycle.
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he was hit by another car. he lived in napa. he worked with the department for 14 years. other bay area headlines, berkeley city council members are expected to vote tomorrow on whether to declare the city a no drone zone. unmanned aircraft are used by the department of homeland security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and about a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. a pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. in fact, it maybe unprecedented! the city's newer sfpark meters charge less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hourly rates of a dollar or less. 5:51. ecuador on high alert after
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several volcano eruptions. >> and the duchess dazzles. kate middleton makes her first public appearance since leaving the hospital. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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weak storm sliding through the bay area, a stronger line in the north bay through american canyon toward vallejo. more on your weather coming up. >> and we have lots of brake lights in sunnyvale north 101 at mathilda. two right lanes shut down for an injury accident. expect delays as you work your way through there. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. ecuador has issued an orange alert for towns near its erupting volcano south of the capital. orange is the second highest warning level. this morning, the volcano
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experienced a moderate eruption followed by two larger eruptions of burning rocks, gas and ash. authorities continue to encourage residents living near the volcano to evacuate. in this morning's healthwatch, the american academy of pediatrics endorses the use of sigh more some in vaccines. i have had a couple of doozies this morning. the preservative contains mercury. critics say it's linked to autism but researchers say 15 years of data shows it's not the case. the chemical is used in a few types of flu shots in the u.s. the preservative is mostly used in vaccinating children in developing countries. kate middleton kate middleton made her first public appearance after her hospital stay. the duchess presented the sports personality of the year. she looks great. the duchess was well rested and looked healthy. kate also presented a lifetime achievement award to a man who
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oversaw the 2012 olympics. the time now 5 minutes before the hour of 6:00. in the next half hour gearing up for a cold and wet week for the most part ahead. we're on a sort of storm watch. >> a wet and chilly start to the workweek. we'll take you live to the bay bridge and show you how the weather is affecting traffic and when the rain is supposed to stop. >> and minutes of carnage lead to days of grief. the president's powerful message to newtown and america. ,, ,,,,,,
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action after the worst grade school shooting in u-s hist and: students head back to s with heavy hearts. how bay chools are reachin we will have to change. >> the president's call to action after the worst grade school shooting in u.s. history. >> and students head back to class with heavy hearts. how bay area schools are reaching out after the tragedy. >> storm clouds moving in overnight some scattered
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showers showing up on our high- def doppler radar. we have more showers to come and bigger storms at the end of the week. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and those shower means troubles on the road. accident north 101 at mathilda. i'll tell you which lanes are blocked. good morning. it's monday, december 17. i'm brian hackney. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. frank and michelle are off. time now 6:00. another somber chapter begins today in newtown, connecticut as the first funerals now for the school shooting victims are held. investigators are still trying to find out what adam lanza's motive was for fatally shooting his mother at home and then killing 27 others at the school. >> yeah, meanwhile, school officials are trying to decide when the classes should resume and where they should be held. there is a chance now